So I have install the Solidity extension for Visual Studio.

V0.0.76 https://github.com/juanfranblanco/vscode-solidity

And when I start my Solidity code with

pragma solidity ^0.5.0;

I get the following error in visual studio.

Source file requires different compiler version (current compiler is 0.7.0+commit.9e61f92b.Emscripten.clang) - note that nightly builds are considered to be strictly less than the released version

However I'm using truffle to compile and when I run truffle version I get

Truffle v5.0.2 (core: 5.0.2)
Solidity v0.5.0 (solc-js)
Node v12.16.3

So my code is compiling but I would like to know how to specify the solidity version to visual code as well to prevent error warning.

2 Answers 2


Right click on the error, and change workspace compiler seems work. Right click o

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    Still not working for me :(
    – kitta
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 12:26

If you still have a problem with the version in VS Code, this worked for me:

Install specific solc version locally or globally: npm i -g solc or npm i solc.

Add this setting in local VSCode settings: .vscode/settings.json

    "solidity.compileUsingRemoteVersion": "v0.7.4+commit.3f05b770",
    "solidity.enableLocalNodeCompiler": false

In my case I am using solidity v0.7.4. Note also the other config: "solidity.enableLocalNodeCompiler": false

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